Krupali Patel, Center Director
Ages: 6 weeks to 12 years
SE corner of Maple and Middlebelt
Elementary Schools Bussed To:
West Maple Elementary School, Doherty Elementary School, Sheiko Elementary GSRP Program
Our center is accredited by NAEYC.
Meet Krupali Patel, Our Center Director
At KinderCare Since: 2007
Education: Bachelor's Degree
Favorite Children's Book: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
Meet Krupali Patel! She is the Center Director at West Bloomfield KinderCare in Michigan. Krupali attended Rochester College, where she earned a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education. She has been with KinderCare since 2007. "It's the teacher that makes a difference, not the classroom." -Michael Morpurg. Outside of work, Krupali enjoys family walks and making dinner with her boys.
AMERICA’S MOST ACCREDITED
Nationally only 10% of daycares are accredited - nearly 100% of our learning centers are. That’s a big difference, and that means KinderCare kids are getting the very best. Here’s why.
Infant Programs (6 weeks–1 year)
Leaving your baby in someone else’s care is a big step. Everyone at our centers—most importantly, our naturally gifted infant teachers—will work with you to make sure the transition goes smoothly. When you step into our infant classroom, you’ll see how much we want your infant to feel safe, loved, and ready to explore their world.
Toddler Programs (1–2 Years)
Everything in our toddler classroom is designed for little explorers. That’s because a lot is going on at this age. When your child is wandering all over the place, that means they’re learning and discovering new things every day. We’ll help them explore their interests (and find new ones!) as they play and learn.
Discovery Preschool Programs (2–3 Years)
This age is filled with so much wonder and curiosity. That’s why we offer a ton of books and toys and bring artwork down to kids eye level. Children in discovery preschool also begin to learn how we all work together in a classroom. Simple math and science, pretend play, and group play help them get used to a more structured school setting.
Preschool Programs (3–4 Years)
This age is all about expression, when kids really start to form their own ideas about what they want to play and how they want to create. Every day in our preschool classroom, your child will explore science experiments, create artwork, and play pretend—all the skills needed for their big next step: kindergarten!
Prekindergarten Programs (4–5 Years)
When you walk into one of our pre-K classrooms, you’ll see artwork and writing displayed around the room. Labels are everywhere to help kids connect letters with words. You’ll also see pictures on the walls that reflect the families in our community. Your child will also deepen their knowledge in language, math, science, Spanish, and social skills.
Before- and After-School Programs (5–12 Years)
You can count on us to provide reliable care for your school-ager while you’re at work, with safe transportation from our center to your child’s school and back! Whether your child wants to start a drama club, build a volcano, or create a comic book, they will have a place to follow their dreams. Your child will start and end the day with a whole lot of fun!
School Break Programs (preschool, prekindergarten, and school-age)
Winter break, spring break, summer break—when school’s out (but you still need to work), you can count on KinderCare to provide a safe and supportive learning environment that’s focused on fun. We welcome children ages 5–12 during school break times and make sure they have a sensational, screen-free experience they won’t forget.
Participating Child Care Aware Center
KinderCare partners with Child Care Aware® of America to offer fee assistance for Active Duty military families and flexible support to fit their needs when care at a Child Development Center on the installation is not available.
Elementary School Distance Learning
Healthy bodies, happy hearts, growing minds. We make distance learning easy on your whole family! Our teachers are trained to facilitate safe and dynamic learning experiences online and in-person. Since every school has their own learning plan, we’ve added flexible enrollment options to meet your family’s needs. Whether you choose to enroll full-time, part-time, or before and after school, we’re here for you!
Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program
Cooking Academy™ (3 – 12 Years)
In Cooking Academy, kids learn new recipes from cultures around the world and develop a healthy relationship with food. They’ll whip up everything from Southwest rainbow lettuce wraps to pumpkin muffins, building their skills in STEM, communication, and more along the way. And yes—little chefs get to eat their culinary creations!
Music Explorers™ (2 – 4 Years)
KinderCare families are already giving a standing ovation to our newest Learning Adventures program: Music Explorers! Kids will learn to sing, move, listen, play instruments, and even create their own tunes. Our original curriculum blends math, science, social studies, literacy, and mindfulness (think yoga!) for a uniquely KinderCare way of learning the foundations of music.
Phonics Adventures® (2 – 4 Years)
Learning how to read is a whole lot of fun at KinderCare! We help kids grow to love books and words (and get ready for kindergarten) in our Phonics Adventures program. From discovering the basics of vowels to practicing poetry, kids learn all about letters and sounds in small-group lessons made just for their age group. (Bonus: Kids who attend our phonics program are more prepared than their peers for school—and we have the data to prove it.)
Spanish Adventures provides young learners with a foundation for later success with the Spanish language. Music, games, children's Spanish literature, and other tools give children multiple opportunities to hear, practice, and see Spanish language to develop vocabulary and conversation skills. Curriculum includes lessons on greetings, numbers, colors, animals, family, body parts, and pets, as well as how to engage conversationally during common scenarios at home, a restaurant, or at the zoo.
STEM Innovators (3-8 Years)
You’ve probably heard a lot about how important STEM education is for your child, but what does that really mean? Our STEM Innovators program takes kids’ natural ability to make sense of the world and applies it to robotics, chemistry, coding, geology, and more. While your child experiments, they’ll discover how to use technology to do amazing things!
We're the only company in early childhood education to select teachers based on natural talent. Being a great educator isn't enough though. KinderCare teachers are also amazing listeners, nurturers, boo-boo fixers, and smile-makers. Put more simply, we love our teachers and your child will, too.
Meet just a few of our amazing KinderCare teachers!
A KINDERCARE TEACHER WITH
An Artist's Heart
"My classroom is full of art!” says Mary Annthipie-Bane, an award-winning early childhood educator at KinderCare. Art and creative expression, she says, help children discover who they really are.
We put our best-in-class teachers in a best-in-class workplace. We're so proud to have been named one of Gallup's 37 winners of the Great Workplace Award. When you put great teachers in an engaging center, your children will experience an amazing place to learn and grow.
Don't take our word for it. Hear what our families have to say about our amazing center!
“There has been a core group of teachers (Ms. Lina, Ms. Shannon, and Ms. Velva) who I see on a daily basis and who always make me feel that they love my sweetheart as much as I do while they are taking such good care of him. Every morning they make a point to say hello to him and I as well as to find out how our night was and what has happened during the morning! They take the time to problem solve with me and to share their insights about anything that they observe at school. It has been so helpful to share ideas and to watch him grow both at home and school. I love that they have helped to create such a welcoming and inviting place for him to come everyday. Even though he can't tell me yet, I see the way his face lights up and he smiles when I talk about going to school and naming the teachers he sees daily! When we walk in the door and they greet him, his face lights up with a big smile and he seems so happy to see them! It warms my heart to see him willingly leave my arms to go to them when I drop him off, knowing that they will take wonderful care of him and give him lots of love and attention! I'm proud to see him waving and blowing kisses when he leaves to any of the staff, which tells me that he feels comfortable at school! I love the daily notes about what he is doing at school on a daily basis as well as the parent-teacher conferences where I can find out what he's been doing and where there are concerns. I appreciate that when I pick him up most days he has had a diaper change recently (or they offer to change him before we go if he's close to being due) and his face is generally wiped up and clean! I also love all of the pictures that you have shared with me about his times with you in the classroom! :)”
Katie Judy - KinderCare Parent
Our family is very thankful for Kindercare and the warm, caring teachers that make Kindercare special for young children.Kindercare is a place where kids get to be kids, experience the joys of childhood play while also learning that school is fun. The teachers are caring, motivated and truly love being with children. Kindercare is a place for young families to grow and share the special years of early childhood within a caring and loving environment.From the very first moment we walked into the doors five years ago, we felt the bright, warm, and colorful community that Kindercare creates to nurture and help each child grow.Every family feels welcome each day and it is special to be able to come to Kindercare and be a part of your children's school family. Our family will always be thankful to Kindercare for being a part of our family and we look forward to our children growing with Kindercare.We feel so thankful to see our kids learning and growing. Our oldest was very prepared for kindergarten. Kindercare instills a natural love of learning while letting kids have all the fun and joy of childhood.”
A longterm parent of three - KinderCare Parent
Who Are KinderCare Families?
They hail from hundreds of cities across the country from countless backgrounds, and proudly represent every walk in life. What our families have in common, though, is the want to give their children the best start in life. We are so proud to be their partner in parenting.
Hear from just a few of our amazing KinderCare families.
A Globe-Trotting Family Finds A
Home in Houston
Four young children, four different passports, two languages, two full-time jobs…oh, and a few triathlons thrown in for good measure. Meet the globe-trotting Colettas—a family on the go.